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[luhg-ij] /ˈlʌg ɪdʒ/

suitcases, trunks, etc.; baggage.
suitcases, trunks, etc, containing personal belongings for a journey; baggage

1590s, from lug (v.) “to drag” + -age; so, literally “what has to be lugged about” (or, in Johnson’s definition, “any thing of more weight than value”). In 20c., the usual word for “baggage belonging to passengers.”


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